Strengthening the Independent Sector

A healthy democratic community needs a vibrant independent sector — funders, nonprofits and faith communities — to maintain a high quality of life for all people. The Jessie Ball duPont Fund, through convening, education and funding, supports local, state and national efforts to organize and strengthen the independent sector.

Specifically, we support:

  • Research, to help communities better understand, fund and advocate for their nonprofit sectors;
  • Intermediary organizations — such as the Florida Philanthropic Network, the Nonprofit Center of Northeast Florida or the Delaware Grantmakers Association — that help bring together and give voice to the sector in specific places.